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Texas Academy of Leadership in the Humanities to host Fall Preview

The Texas Academy of Leadership in the Humanities (TALH) will host prospective students, parents and high school administrators at the program’s Fall Preview Day on Saturday, Oct. 8, for an informative glimpse into Lamar University’s early-entrance college program for outstanding high school sophomores.

“TALH is rare, if not unique, among early-entrance college programs throughout the United States in its threefold focus on leadership through academic excellence, humanities study and altruism,” said Scott Stevenson, assistant director for the academy. “Our students are also given opportunities to pursue research that only a university can provide.”
Students apply to TALH during their sophomore year of high school and graduate in two years with 60 or more college credits hours and a TALH diploma. In addition to participating in various activities and leadership forums sponsored by the program, TALH students also live in student housing.

“Each day I am inspired by the compassionate leadership of our students. They are given the opportunity to lead in academics and service to the community. While our students take a traditional liberal arts education, they are also enrolled in Lamar’s noted math, science and engineering departments,” says Mary Gagne, director of the academy.

The Fall Preview day will begin at 9:30 a.m. with registration in the University Reception Center on the eighth floor of the Mary and John Gray Library on the Lamar campus. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the event will feature presentations and discussions from students and faculty, as well as campus tours and financial aid information. Guests can have lunch in the University Dining Hall for $5.95 a person.

Those interested in attending are asked to visit www.texasacademy.org to pre-register by Friday, Sept. 30. For more information, call (409) 839-2995.